In the near future, TV sedates the population while books are banned and
burnt - Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which paper ignites.
Truffaut's only film shot in English is a moving adaptation of Ray
Bradbury's novel, in which a fireman gradually discovering a love of
literature is duly outlawed. With stunning photography by Nicolas Roeg
and an impressive score by Bernard Herrmann.
Part of a short Julie Christie retrospective screening at Riverside
Studios in October (you can see MCCABE AND MRS MILLER from 8 October).